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Chrysopolis - Birrificio Del Ducato

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BA SCORE
88
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 15.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birrificio Del Ducato visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JAHMUR on 02-07-2014

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Reviews by corby112:
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3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, bright golden orange color with yellowish-mango hues. Completely still with just a few bubbles rising to the surface. No head or lace to speak of. Nice color but the lack of any foam/head/visible carbonation is disappointing.

Musty, earthy aroma with lactic funk and dry oak countered by light fruit esters and white wine character. Sweaty with cobwebs, damp earth, cheesy funk and a very subtle acetic acid presence. Strong barrel presence in the nose with prominent char and vinous fruit/white wine notes. The oak never becomes overpowering with the sweeter wine, grape and lighter fruit notes balancing things out. Nice balance of funky bugs, estery yeast, acetic acid and barrel. Smells sort of like a gueuze/wine barrel aged American wild ale hybrid.

Medium body that's fuller than expected with a decent amount of soft carbonation which is surprising given how still this beer pours. Tart and slightly puckering but not as sour/funky as the aroma suggests. Some must and lactic funk along with acetic vinegar sweetness that lingers over the oak and sweet vinous notes without becoming unpleasant or solvent-like. The barrel notes really stand out with a decent amount of charred oak and subtle toothpick flavor. Aggressive white wine presence with light grape and vinous fruit complimented by bready yeast and estery apple and pear sweetness. Not overly complex but this beer is light, well balanced and surprisingly drinkable. Again, it kind of reminds me of a blend of 2/3 part white wine BA American wild ale and 1/3 part Belgian gueuze. Enjoyable but I probably wouldn't buy it again because of the high price point.

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Sour....

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, lemon, acidic, white wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, lemon, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but the combination of the fairly high acidity and low carbonation make this one heartburn inducing.

Serving type: bottle.

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.08/5  rDev +1%

330ml bottle. teku glass

pours a totally flat hazy yellow. funky lemon/white grape/ acidic nose. slighty tart, very musty taste. big white wine flavor. no oak presence. finishes sour and it lasts. very drinkable, i wouldnt consider this a gueuze though. much more like an american wild ale. enjoyable but the price point is a bit much. i would drink again but not buy.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Presentation is a light yellow gold color with a hazed clarity. There is no head or carbonation as the style intends. The aroma has vinegar-like warmth. The mouthfeel on the front end pulls sour and finishes with the oaky, champaign-like dryness. Tart with no alcohol burn and much flavor contributed by yeast. Enjoyable.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Chrysopolis from Birrificio Del Ducato
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.